What's On

Friday 18 September, Every 5 minutes from 6pm - 8pm, Free of charge

In your Film

as part of Culture Night 2015

In Your Film is a video recalling to mind a place that has changed, and yet the memory of it has not been fully erased.

Visto desde el Zaguán (loosely translated from the Spanish as ‘Seen from a porch/doorway’) was founded in 2008 by Jacqueline Heeley and Philippe Faujas.  Their videos have been shown at festivals in Barcelona, Cairo and Athens, and published by the Journal of Short Film, Ohio State University, and Ob-art, Barcelona.  They live in Kinvara, Co. Galway.
www.vistodesdeelzaguan.net

‘The starkness and minimalist approach keeps me, the viewer, wondering what's next. Not easy to master. Beautiful.’ Marshmallow Press Productions

Duration 5 minutes - watch an excerpt here.

As part of Culture Night 2015, this event is free of charge.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in parternship with Clare County Council
An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an Oíche Chultúir, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Contae an Chláir.

 

Friday 18 September, 8pm, Free of charge

The Vanbrugh Quartet

as part of Culture Night 2015

Gregory Ellis - violin, Keith Pascoe - violin, Simon Aspell - viola, Christopher Marwood - cello

Culture Night in Clare sees Ireland's leading classical ensemble, The Vanbrugh Quartet launch HARVEST, their 2015 autumn tour.

Ireland’s longest established string quartet, the Vanbrugh Quartet was founded in 1985. It is one of Europe's most successful quartets, internationally recognised for its beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation within an unusually wide and varied range of repertoire. In 1986 it became RTÉ’s resident string quartet and won the London International String Quartet Competition in 1988. Familiar visitors to all the main UK festivals, the Vanbrugh Quartet also broadcasts frequently for BBC Radio 3 and performs regularly at London’s Wigmore Hall and South Bank. The Quartet enjoys a thriving international career, performing at top venues throughout Europe and the USA, as well as boasting an impressive catalogue of exemplary recordings.

Brilliant and eloquent.” - International Record Review
First-class playing.” - BBC Music Magazine

The glór concert will be a very special one, featuring works by some household names alongside the work of the ever humorous Peter Schickele, and more importantly Clare's own Dave Flynn whose work, Cranning featured in the Quartet's recent project Crossings, which was toured across Cork and Kerry in May of this year.  Also included in the programme for Culture Night in glor is:

  • Mozart 387 1st movement
  • Kraggerud: Preghiera
  • Cranning from 2nd movement
  • Tchaikovsky Andante Funebre
  • Schickele Barn Dance

As part of Culture Night 2015, this event is free of charge, though advance booking is required.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in parternship with Clare County Council
An Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an Oíche Chultúir, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Contae an Chláir.

Saturday 26 September, from 12pm, €5

Gourmet Food Village

presented by Ennis Food Festival

Ennis Food Festival presents this year’s highlight event - the Gourmet Food Village at glór.

Soak up the atmosphere as you enjoy this fun-filled family day out. Join an array of local artisan producers, growers and restaurants to sample some of the best produce from Ennis, Clare and beyond.
Running between Thursday 24th September and Sunday 27th September, the festival will see many foodie events take place in Ennis restaurants and food venues. There will also be a host other events, including a food trail of gourmet tastings, taking place across the weekend.

Keep up to date with events on their website, www.ennisfoodfestival.com and Facebook  for news and information.

Tuesday 20 October, 11am, free of charge

Shane Hegarty Reading from the Darkmouth Series for Children’s Book Festival

presented by Clare Library

Shane Hegarty was the Arts Editor of the Irish Times but left when Darkmouth became the sensation of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with record-breaking publishing deals worldwide.
His best-selling debut explores the border between our world and the world of monsters, (properly called Legends). One of those towns is Darkmouth. There, our hero Finn is the son of the last remaining Legend Hunter – which means that one day soon Finn will be the last remaining Legend Hunter.  Except…he’s not very good at it.

Book directly with Clare Library on 065 6821616.